Sunny days make me feel fine

The warm sun on my shoulders, the feel of new grass beneath my feet… spring is here and boy is it wonderful. Spring always comes after winter, it’s a natural law, and it’s a biblical law. There will always be seed-time and harvest, heat and cold, summer and winter (Genesis 8:22). It’s always been that way and it will stay that way as long as the Earth remains. Isn’t it a comfort that something in our lives won’t change? It sure seems like everything else does.

But change doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It doesn’t have to shake up your world. It doesn’t have to leave you feeling defeated. Change can be felt, realized, embraced, and learned from. Never am I more keenly aware of God’s hand on me than when I look back at how situations have changed and how things work out for the best in ways I never could have imagined. I’m so grateful that He promises to never leave me nor forsake me, even though at the time of crisis, it’s all I can do to remember He’s there.

But He is there. Always. I think it takes a whole lot more than we think for us to be truly alone. God is not looking for ways to punish us for our faults and failures. He’s looking for ways to bless us and help us. And just because we may find ourselves in a giant mess doesn’t mean He’s not right there.

Whatever it is that you’re going through, hang in there, because things will change. They always do. And God will be with you no matter what.

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